06 June 2011

News Items

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial http://www.svwm.ca/

Library and Archives Canada [The search tool, free of charge and available in French and in English, leads to genealogy and family history databases hosted by federal, provincial or territorial archives centres and libraries, or by other partners.] http://www.thatsmyfamily.info/

British Newspaper Archive - A new website is now available introducing the British Library/Brightsolid newspaper digitization partnership. Actual newspaper content won't be available until the fall with the first release of one million pages of pre-1900 newspapers, the initial fruit for a project which should lead to 4 million pages in the next two years and 40 million pages over the ten year life of the agreement.

There is no mention of a cost structure for the service but it would be surprising if affordable short-term subscriptions were not part of the arrangement.

The site is at < http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ > for further information, and you can register to be placed on an information mailing list.

Attention all MAC users - Recently found article regarding "Family Tree Maker" program for Mac users. If you are interested, contact Eileen Cook and she will pass it on. It is also available in July 2011 issue of "Internet Genealogist". < eacook@yahoo.com >